31 Business and Community Members Selected for Leadership Columbia 2018

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the selection of the Leadership Columbia Class of 2018.  A high number of applications were received for this class, and the 31 participants were carefully chosen after review of their past accomplishments, professional interests, community involvement, and demonstration of potential for future leadership. The class is … Continued


December 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS U.S. Cellular wants to help you become ELD compliant. If you have any questions, you can call Jacob Neeley at (573) 301-6784. Here is what becoming ELD can do for you and your business. The Central Bank of Boone County Lobby Gallery, located inside the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway, features the work … Continued


November 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS REDI annoucned that Cradle to Career Alliance shared its Community Report Card during a “leadership luncheon.” The Cradle to Career Alliance is a collaborative effort to bring together people from across the community to work on common goals that can put Boone County students on a path to life-long success. Its mission is … Continued


Leadership Visit 2017

Tuesday, October 24 Overview of Lexington About 70 individuals left Columbia early Tuesday from Central Missouri Aviation on a chartered flight. Everyone landed in Lexington and hit the ground running. Within an hour of landing, the group was taken directly to downtown Lexington where they heard from the chair of Commerce Lexington, Carla Blanton. Blanton … Continued


New Event for Chamber Members Set to Spotlight What Columbia Offers

It’s the start of the 4th quarter and many of us are beginning to set goals for 2018. Some of your goals might include increasing your visibility, growing your contact list or launching a new product. The big question is, how will you accomplish these things? For 26 years, the Chamber has hosted the Business … Continued


Sold Out Plane of Local Leaders Heading to Lexington

The Leadership Visit program will take 70 community members to Lexington, KY October 24-26 via a sold-out charter plane from Columbia Regional Airport to Lexington Bluegrass Airport. The group will begin by hearing from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Commerce Lexington President Bob Quick about the community they will be studying for the next three … Continued


October 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Sideways LLC D.B.A. Potbelly Sandwich in Columbia, locally owned by resident Evan Thomas, is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 4 benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia. 25 percent of all sales from 5 – 8 p.m. will be donated to the organization. The store is located at 2500 Broadway Bluffs. The … Continued


Leadership Columbia Seeking Applications for the 2018 Class

Leadership Columbia is one of the best ways to learn the ins and outs of local leadership and the unique challenges and opportunities in our community, as well as to expand personal leadership skills. The program runs from January through June and includes panel discussions, tours, hands-on experience, one-on-one interaction with community leaders, and group … Continued


September 2017 Member News

MEMBER NEWS Menifield and Associates is co-hosting with CoMo Leaders, the 3rd Annual Live2Lead CoMo Leadership Simulcast Event at Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center on October 6 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. At Live2Lead you will learn from world-class leaders such as Dave Ramsey, Warrick Dunn, Cheryl Bachelder, and John C Maxwell, one … Continued


Delegation Heading to Lexington, KY in October

On October 24-26, the Chamber is leading a group of more than 60 community members to Lexington, KY for Leadership Visit 2017. The group will meet with business, government, and community leaders while in Lexington to exchange ideas and best practices on topics including land use planning and economic development; merged government and resources; social … Continued